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Gambia records 1,207 HIV cases in 9 months -Gamnass

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By Maimuna Sey-Jawo From January to September of 2018, The Gambia has registered a total of 1207 cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the president of The Gambia Network of Aids Support Societies (GAMNASS) revealed. Mr Samba Sey also disclosed that the capital Banjul and Serekunda, recorded the highest numbers of people infected with the killer disease. The president made these startling revelations Friday – at a media briefing organised by Gamnass to inform the public on its current activities. He explained that 30134 people received HIV test from January to September and that 29, 572 of the total number tested know their status, while 1207 tested positive. Gamnass is the umbrella body of HIV support societies in The Gambia and it coordinates activities of its members and provide leadership in their involvements in the National respond to HIV/AIDS. President Samba advised people to be careful, use contraceptives and be faithful to their partners. “HIV disease is still existing in the country,” he warned. Gamnass official Ebrima Sarr called on everyone to join the fight against AIDS, which is affecting more than 36 million people around the world, saying Gamnass alone cannot do it. He called on government to invest more in HIV prevention and treatment, and further called on partners and donors to support Gamnass’s crusade to eradicating HIV in The Gambia.]]>

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